KCS Computer-Mandaue looks to bounce back

By: Glendale G. Rosal - CDN Digital | April 26,2021 - 05:30 PM
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Phil Mercader of the KCS Computer Specialist-Mandaue City defends Joseph Marquez of the Tubigon Bohol Mariners during their first round encounter last April 14, 2021. | VisMin Cup media bureau file

CEBU CITY, Philippines—KCS Computer Specialist-Mandaue City is seeking to bounce back from a loss when it takes on the Tubigon Bohol Mariners on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup at the Alcantara Civic Center in Alcantara town, southwestern Cebu. 

The Specialists are coming off a 73-81 loss to the unbeaten MJAS Zenith-Talisay City Aquastars on Saturday, April 24. 

The loss snapped Mandaue’s five-game winning streak as it dropped to 5-2 (win-loss) for second place in the team standings.

Talisay is 8-0 so far.

Mandaue City assistant coach Jax Bautista said the team will continue to focus on playing their game as he believes that when they do, the rest will just follow.

“Before we focus on our opponents’ mistakes, we want to make sure na tama ginagawa namin as a team, and the rest will follow na lang,” Bautista said.

“Kasi once tama ang defense namin, susunod na lang ang offense, and hopefully this will be our springboard coming off a tough loss.”

The Specialists and the Mariners collide at 3 p.m. 

The Specialists won, 97-71, in their first round meeting with the Mariners.

Read: KCS Computer Specialists batter Tubigon Bohol Mariners for 2-1 mark

Bautista said the team will continue to rest Ping Exciminiano, Bernie Bregondo, Al Francis Tamsi, and Joseph Nalos in the upcoming game.

Acid test

The Aquastars, meanwhile, will be looking to capture their ninth consecutive victory when they take on a reeling Dumaguete Warriors at 7 p.m.

The Aquastars’ homegrown talent, Darrell Shane Menina, led the team to their eighth straight victory by scoring 28 points against the Specialists.

The Warriors will be welcoming new head coach, Leode Garcia, as they take on the Aquastars in an acid test for the new bench tactician. 

Garcia, also the head coach of the University of San Jose-Recoletos’ men’s basketball team, will try to improve the team’s 1-5 (win-loss) record.

Garcia said he is excited to be coaching in the pro ranks.

“Hindi ko in-expect na meron biglang nag-hire sa akin as head coach ng isang team,” said Garcia, who cleared a seven-day quarantine early Monday and tested negative in two swab tests.

“Para sa akin, malaking exposure ito kasi professional league ito,” he said.

/bmjo

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